2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 20, 2024  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HORT 118 - Introduction to Plant Pests



6.0 Credits
Introduction to the most common disease and insect pests of Northwest landscapes and nurseries. Focus on diagnosing pest problems and best practice solutions with an Integrated Pest Management approach.
Prerequisite Placement into BRDGE 093 or EAP 121 or higher, HORT 102 or instructor permission. Students encouraged to have taken HORT 106, HORT 107, HORT 108, HORT 109, and HORT 110.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze, synthesize, and integrate information about the major types of plant diseases, plant hosts, and symptoms in order to successfully diagnose a variety of biotic and abiotic plant problems.
  2. Work effectively in groups to evaluate plant health, identify plant diseases, and recommend control options given a variety of landscape situations.
  3. Apply appropriate tools, techniques, and technology to facilitate selection of the least toxic and most sustainable method of disease control for a variety of common plant diseases.



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